SFA Premier Div SikkimLeague ‘18 to kick off this Saturday

Gangtok, 20 Jul:

Sikkim Football Association Premier Division Sikkim-League 2018 will kick off on 21 Jul here at Paljor Stadium. Eight teams are in the fray for the champion’s title of the premier division league of the State.

United Sikkim Football Club is the defending champion of the league while the other participating clubs are State Sports Academy, Pakyong United Football Club, Sikkim Himalayan Sporting Club, Sikkim Aakraman Football Club, Boys’ Club Gangtok, Unicorn Football Club and SAI Namchi.

After finishing as the top two teams in the second division league last year, Unicorn FC and SAI Namchi were then promoted to the premier division for this year.

Addressing a press conference here today, SFA president, Menla Ethenpa, mentioned that the premier division league will be conducted from 21 Jul to 27 Aug. He also clarified that all matches in the premier division league and upcoming Independence Day Football Tournament 2018 will be officiated by referees from outside the State. He added that top four teams in the point tally of the league as on 05 Aug will get entry in the upcoming Independence Day Football Tournament 2018 here at Paljor Stadium.

Apart from the top four teams of the premier division, top two teams of the recently concluded second division league 2018 and two teams from outside the State will be participating in the I-Day football tournament. The champion’s trophy of the league was also unveiled by the SFA during the press conference.

The SFA has welcomed all football lovers and people of the State to witness matches in the league to support and encourage local clubs of the State.